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Making A Difference: MadCAAP

The garden is very beneficial to MadCAPP. It makes what they have go further. Not to mention being a tasty addition for the people who get the produce.    Source: WLBT The garden is very beneficial to MadCAPP. It makes what they have go further. Not to mention being a tasty addition for the people who get the produce. Source: WLBT
Church groups and Sunday school classes and other volunteers come out and help in the harvest.    Source: WLBT Church groups and Sunday school classes and other volunteers come out and help in the harvest. Source: WLBT
MadCAPP serves elderly people who try to live on small Social Security Checks and working poor families with minimal education and minimum wages.    Source: WLBT MadCAPP serves elderly people who try to live on small Social Security Checks and working poor families with minimal education and minimum wages. Source: WLBT
MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Out in the fresh air is a garden full of fresh vegetables. This is the third year that MadCAAP has had a garden. MadCAAP stands for Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty.

Karen Robison is the Executive Director and says MadCAAP has been Making A Difference for quite a while.

"We feed about 52-hundred to 55-hundred families a year through our food pantry," said Robison. "We serve about 600 clients through our education program that complete that every year. And we have about 13-hundred families that are currently registered and active at MadCAAP."  

The garden is very beneficial to MadCAPP. It makes what they have go further. Not to mention being a tasty addition for the people who get the produce.

"So every week when we give out food boxes, anywhere from 70 to 100 boxes, which represents 70 to 100 families, we give them a very large bag of fresh produce from our garden," added Robison.  

"When you go out and see these people that are living in such bad conditions and their kids don't have any food and things like that, how do I go fishing?" said Harold Waldrup, who is spending his retirement volunteering.

Church groups and Sunday school classes and other volunteers come out and help in the harvest.

"There is something that touches your heart when you get to know our clients," said Judy Miller, who oversees the garden. "You just want to get more involved, try to do something that Makes A Difference."  

MadCAPP serves elderly people who try to live on small Social Security Checks and working poor families with minimal education and minimum wages.

"All of our funding comes from private foundations or individuals that support us," said Robison. "And of course we are always chasing those financial donations to keep us up and running and we also are chasing that volunteer person who has a heart to get in and Make a Difference."

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